How Will FBS Conference Realignment Impact College Lacrosse?

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Conference realignment isn’t new. It has been happening, practically, since the dawn of college athletics. And in the era of NIL where more power is gravitating to the players, conference realignment might just become more prevalent over the next few years.

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The Summer Recruiting Wave Is Here For The 2022 Class

(Taft midfielder Ben Spinelli is one of nine 2022s who have flipped since June 1st| Photo Courtesy of Taft Lacrosse)

While the contact period for juniors opens up on September 1st, that doesn’t mean that every program fills up their class in the first few months of the contact period. It is nothing new to see schools at all levels take commitments the summer following the contact period opening, and in some cases we even see schools take players after their senior season is over. That very situation has played out for multiple players in the 2021 cycle.

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Winners From The Transfer Portal Thus Far

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The college lacrosse offseason is far from over, but as August quickly approaches more players are finding homes and the majority of the “big name” players are already off the board.

While there will still be a number of roster changes that take place before fall ball gets underway, and plenty more before the start of the 2022 season, here’s a look at some of the programs that have been the winners of the NCAA Transfer Portal thus far.

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Grad Transfers: Georgetown Adds Connor Morin and Alex Trippi

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Kevin Warne and the Georgetown Hoyas have added a pit of grad transfers in former Notre Dame attackman Connor Morin and former North Carolina attackman Alex Trippi. Ty Xanders of Inside Lacrosse was the first to report the news on Thursday night.

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Following Historic 2021 Season, Rutgers Dives Back Into The Transfer Portal

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The 2021 season was a historic one for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Not only did they end the program’s 16-year NCAA Tournament drought, but won a game in the tournament to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 1990.

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PLL Notebook: Ryan Brown, Waterdogs Offense Find Their Footing; Whipsnakes Extend Win Streak

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After an inaugural season in 2020 that saw Waterdogs LC only grab a single victory, the club has already doubled their previous season with total with two wins over the weekend to sweep their first double-header weekend of the season. And it was their offense that played a huge part in both wins.

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NCAA Semifinals Preview: North Carolina vs Virginia

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The lacrosse world descends upon Hartford, Conn., this weekend for the greatest stage in the sport: Championship Weekend. On the DI side, only four teams remain standing and bye nightfall on Monday, only one will call themselves champions to end, perhaps, the toughest and most challenging lacrosse season ever.

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Caton Johnson Transferring to Ohio State

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Former North Carolina goalie Caton Johnson will be transferring to Ohio State next season. The junior put his name in the transfer portal in February and subsequently left the Tar Heels’ roster.

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